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Amidst #MeToo rage, Deepika, Ayushmann asked about nepotism; here’s their response

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 30, 2018, 1:49 pm IST
Updated Oct 30, 2018, 1:49 pm IST
The #MeToo movement began days after Tanushree Dutta spoke up and went legal about Nana Patekar’s misconduct.
Deepika Padukone and Ayushmann Khurrana.
 Deepika Padukone and Ayushmann Khurrana.

The #MeToo movement is going strong in India days after Tanushree Dutta spoke up and went legal about Nana Patekar’s misconduct on the sets of Horn Ok Pleass.

It is quite surprising (or not really) that along with it, the word which became a hot topic on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan thanks to Kangana Ranaut, nepotism, is back in the scenario.

 

Interestingly two celebs – one of the leading actors and actresses of 2018 – Deepika Padukone and Ayushmann Khurrana were asked about it and they spoke up.

In an interview with India Today, Deepika said, "Om Shanti Om put me on the map. It changed my life overnight. When I left Mumbai for the world premiere, people viewed me very differently. The minute I landed at immigration, I realised my life had changed."

The actress who has achieved a lot on the professional and personal front (she is all set to get married on November 14-15) was asked what her journey as an outsider was. To answer that, she said, "It was a combination of being at the right place at the right time, talent, hard work, dedication and sacrifices."

 

Similarly Ayushmann, in an interview with HuffPost India, was asked if he feels like he has to work five times harder to get films compared to a star kid, to which he answered, "My debut, Vicky Donor, was when I was 27. If I was a star kid, it would've been 22. I don't think the difference of five years would've affected much. I think I was a much more mature actor at 27. I started pretty young. I did my first reality show when I was 17. Then I did Roadies in 2004 when I was 19."

The AndhaDhun actor added, "I was just picking these reality shows but I never saw this as a struggle. I was a radio jockey after graduation. I was 22, the youngest RJ in Delhi at that time. It was all fun. I needed all these experiences to happen to become an actor. Nobody has gone through this transition and it's just surreal."

 

Previously when asked about #MeToo, Deepika said it’s a fight of right over wrong and Ayushmann ended up saying that men should understand what consent is.

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